May 28, 2022

German Police Transfer Max Brod Papers to the National Library of Israel

From The National Library of Israel:

On Tuesday, May 21st, 2019, Germany’s Federal Criminal Police (BKA) will hand over thousands of stolen, previously unknown papers from the Max Brod Archive to National Library of Israel officials at an event at the Israeli Ambassador’s residence in Berlin. Max Brod was a close friend of Franz Kafka, and the man responsible for bringing his famous works to light.

The event is part of the renewal process undertaken by the National Library and the expansion of the Library’s international cooperation initiatives, including a range of joint projects with German research and cultural institutions.

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